Capcom unleashes ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ to take the No.1 spot

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Week 4 sees 5 new games launching in to the Top 40, and the top 3 new titles were all launched on Tuesday 24th January.  Capcom take the first No1 of the year with new release ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ arriving on PC, Xbox One and PS4 (the 4th PSVR compatible box launch so far). 

‘Resident Evil 7’ is the 3rd best week 1 debut for the series (panel or total market units) - the week 1 record currently sits with 2009’s ‘Resident Evil 5’.  ‘Resident Evil 5’ launched on 360/PS3 in week 11, 2009 and the highpoint was reached because this was also the first time the franchise launched on a Microsoft platform.   Resident Evil is Capcom’s most successful brand - in the UK (overall UK physical revenue since 1995 and up to 2016) it sits just outside the Top 30 all time brands since arrival in 1996, around the same revenue as Sony’s ‘Crash Bandicoot’ (also launched in 1996) and Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance’ (2009 onwards). 

Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ drops 1 place to No2 and will have to wait for the right to join the elusive list of 4 games that have managed 12 weeks at No1 on the All Formats Top 40.  The next 4 new releases within the Top 40 are all PS4 only – debuting at No3 is Square Enix’s ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter’ and the last of the Tuesday releases is Sega’s ‘Yakuza 0’ arriving at No8.  The fourth new release, launched on the more traditional Friday launch day is Bandai Namco’s ‘Tales of Berseria’ debuting at No14 and the final new entry is Bandai Namco’s ‘Digimon World: Next Order’, debuting at No24. 

Topping off a PS4-centric week, the 500GB Glacier White Edition Playstation 4 also arrived this week, accounting for around a quarter of all PS4’s sold in week 4, 2017.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 4 Year 2017
Ending 28th January

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
1 2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
  3 KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.8 FINAL CHAPTER PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
2 4 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 5 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
6 6 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
4 7 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
  8 YAKUZA 0 PEGI 18+ SEGA
5 9 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
7 10 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
9 11 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
11 12 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
10 13 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
  14 TALES OF BERSERIA PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
18 15 FINAL FANTASY XV PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
15 16 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
14 17 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
12 18 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
17 19 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 20 GUITAR HERO LIVE PEGI 12+ ACTIVISION
8 21 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
19 22 POKEMON MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 23 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  24 DIGIMON WORLD: NEXT ORDER PEGI 7+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
24 25 ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
26 26 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20 27 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 28 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 29 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22 30 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
27 31 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
32 32 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
29 33 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  34 TITANFALL 2 PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
  35 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
31 36 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
33 37 SUPER MARIO MAKER PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
34 38 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - COMPLETE ADV. PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
  39 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
38 40 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT

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